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WPBC Club Singles Champions

Ladies Singles Champion Sharon Pratt, receiving her award Worthing Pavilion Bowling Club, 2014 Singles Champions were announced at a presentation evening on 7 May. Singles in their area were:  Juniors: James Brennan Ladyies: Sharon Pratt Mens Alan Vidler. A list of all the winners & runners up of the Winter Competitions can be WPBC Indoor Presentation Evening The presentation evening was held on Wednesday Read More...

2009 World Champion Billy Jackson heads for Blackpool

Crowd favourite to Indoor fans, outdoor fans and crown greeners, Lincoln’s Billy Jackson booked one of the last places for the Co-operative Funeralcare tour card play offs when he won one of the Lincoln qualifiers in style. The tour card play offs come to Blackpool at the weekend (10th-12th May) where sixteen qualifiers battle it out for the two Tour cards which would see them entry into all the World Bowls Tour Read More...

Marshall’s masterclass wins him WBT International title

SCOTLAND’S Alex Marshall celebrated his 46th birthday in some style by producing a vintage performance to win The Co-operative Funeralcare International Open at Blackpool Newton Hall IBC. Marshall, who never dropped a set all week, was sheer class as he brushed aside England’s Robert Paxton 10-2, 10-1 to win his first World Bowls Tour event outside the World indoor championships. He may have experienced Read More...

Candy floss lost its gloss!

Co-operative international Open 2013 hosted by Partington’s at Blackpool Newton Hall Bowling Centre. Partington’s at Blackpool Newton Hall Bowling The last two games of the last sixteen both ended in two nil score lines but that does not allow for how good the games were. First onto the rink this morning Norfolk’s Merv King played Scotland’s Alex Marshall MBE. The Scot got off to a flyer and remained in Read More...

More thrills at Blackpool as the championship heats up

By Janice Gower at the International Open The crowds were treated to a roller coaster ride at the Blackpool Newton Hall Indoor Bowling Centre. First game of the day saw world number 8 Simon Skelton take on Co-operative Funeralcare Tour Card winner Jamie Chestney. And what an opener to the day it was. The first set went Devon man Jamie’s way 7-2, but the wheels came off in the second set when he dropped two fours Read More...

Seeds tumble in the International Open

By Janice Gower at the championships Three top seeds fell at the Co-operative Funeralcare International Open held at Partington’s Blackpool Newton Hall Bowling Centre. First game of the day saw world ranked number 4 Darren Burnett take on Canada’s Mike Bester. And what a treat the crowd was in for. The first five ends of the first set went all the Canadian’s way and he sat with a 9-0 lead. Darren looked out o Read More...

Chisholm takes Welsh Champion of Champions title with record win

Robert Chisholm set a new record when winning the WIBA Warner Leisure Hotels Champion of Champions title by not losing a single set in five matches played over the finals weekend, and held for the fifteenth consecutive year at Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel. Having already won the Welsh International Open in 2009, and previously established in Greg Harlow’s rink in the England team, Chisholm was quickly snapped up by W Read More...

Roller coaster ride at Blackpool

by Janice Gower Day two at The Co-operative Funeral Care International Open, hosted by ‘Partington’s’ at Blackpool Newton Hall Bowling Centre, produced a stunning display of bowls. Defending champion David Gourlay featured in the first of the games. In what is considered the graveyard draw of Monday morning for defending champions, David faced a tough opponent in Australian Jason Carpenter. Both sets were ver Read More...

Olympic legacy funding for Scarborough Indoor Bowls Centre

Scarborough’s popular Indoor Bowls Centrehas secured Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund. The Inspired Facilities fund is part of the £135 million Places People Play legacy programme that is bringing the magic of a home Olympic and Paralympic Games into communities across the country. Every sports facility that receives funding will carry the London 2012 Inspire mark – celebr Read More...

Bowls International Open starts on Sunday in Blackpool

THE Co-operative Funeralcare International Open gets under way at the Blackpool Newton Hall Indoor Bowling Centre this weekend. The new event, which runs from Sunday evening (3 February) through to the following Friday afternoon, replaces The Co-operative Funeralcare Welsh Grand Prix that has been withdrawn from the World Bowls Tour ranking tournament circuit following the decision by BBC Wales to withdraw its cove Read More...